This time the test was succesful but I have reverted MC3 f2a filters back to with Q=3, 7, and 10. The inital part of the test is still useful though. I'm attaching amplitude spectral density curves for WFS control points and C1:IOO-MC_F_DQ in the different configurations. The shaded region is the 15.865 percentile to 84.135 percentile bounds of the PSD data. This corresponds to +/- 1 sigma percentiles for a gaussian variable. Also note that in each decade of freqeuncy, the FFt bin width is different such that each decade has 90 points (eg 0.1 Hz bin width for 1Hz to 10 Hz data, 1 Hz binwidth for 10 Hz to 100 Hz and so on.)
The WFS control points do not show any significant difference in most of the frequency band. The differences below 10 mHz are not averaged enough as this was 30min data segments only.
C1:IOO-MC_F_DQ channel also show no significant difference in 0.1 Hz to 20 Hz. Between 20-100 Hz, we see that higher Q filters resulted in slightly less noise but the effect of the filters in this frequency band should be nothing, so this could be just coincidence or maybe the system behaves better with hgiher Q filters. In teh lower frequency band, we would should take more data to average more after shortlisting on some of these f2a filters. It seems like MC1 Q=10 (red curve) filter performs very good. For MC2, there is no clear sign. I'm not sure why MC2 Q=3 curve got a big offset in low frequency region. Such things normally happen due to significant linear trend presence in signal.
I'm not sure what other channels might be interesting to look at. Some input would be helpful.
I tuned MC3 local damping gains by looking at step responses in the DOF bassis. The same procedure was followed as described in 40m/17133. The gains were changed as following:
Attachement 1 shows the step responsed with the old gains and attachment 2 shows the step responses with the new gains. There is considerable cross coupling between SIDE OSEM and Coil to the face DOFs (POS, PIT, YAW). I think the high SIDE gain earlier was the culprit that started ringing with the f2a filters.
I agree that POS and SIDE step responses could look better but this was the best I was able to achieve. Further attempts by others is most welcome.
I also verified running f2a filter with Q=3 and it has been stably running with no ringing for past few minutes. More long term behavior is yet to be seen.C1:SUS-MC3_SUSSIDE_GAIN
this measurement is not valid because of the coil to sensor coupling that I mentioned before. This is why I suggested you make the measurement at low frequencies (like 0.1 Hz).
MC2 OSEM outputs were calibrated today using MC_F to get the output values in microns. This was done using this diaggui file. We drive a sine wave at 13 Hz and 5000 cts at C1:SUS-MC1_BIASPOS_EXC.
I have made little progress in getting the sensoray driver installed on Donatella. I have confirmed that it is indeed the reason why none of the hardware is working. I am now working through changes on a virtual machine that is running Scientific Linux to find something that may work. If no progress is made soon, I will ensure that software for a replacement video encoder is able to be installed before requesting we order one.
Following up, I tried to do this exercise with MC1 and MC3. While MC3 shows expected minute corrections to the previous value, MC1 showed much alrger corrections which led me to investigate further. Koji suggested to take a transfer function between MC_F and the OSEM outputs for both MC1 and MC3 the same way to see if something is different. And Koji was absolutely right. MC1 MC_F to OSEM outptu transfer function has a frequency dependent value, with a slope of ~0.6. Very weird. I'm holding on to doing OSEM calibration on both MC1 and MC3 until we know better on what is happening. See attached transfer functions.
Reminder, MC1 is using new satellite amplifier box, but OSEM outputs are read through single ended PDMon outputs rather than the differential ended PD Output port, because rest of the MC1 electronics is still last generation and the whitening board for them take in single ended input.
MC2 OSEM outputs were calibrated today using MC_F to get the output values in microns. This was done using this diaggui file. We drive a sine wave at 13 Hz and 5000 cts at C1:SUS-MC1_BIASPOS_EXC. This signal is read at C1:IOO-MC_F and the C1:SUS-MC1_ULSEN_OUT and similar OSEM output channels. MC_F calibration in Hz is assumed to be correct. In diaggui, a calibration conversion of 4.8075e-14 m/Hz is added to convert MC_F signal into meters. This is then used to calibrate the OSEM outputs and necessary gain changes were done in teh cts2um filter module in all of the face OSEM input filters. Following are the new gains:
Note that this measurement was done after the coil strengths for MC2 have been balanced in 40m/17223.
The new QPD installation is turning out to be much more hard than it originally seemed. After finsing the cable, QPD and interface board, when I tried to use the cable, it seems like it is not powered or connected to the interface board at all. I tried both QPD ports on the QPD interface board (D990692) both none worked. I measured the output pins of IDC style connector on the interface board and they seem to have the correct voltages at the correct pins. But when I connect this to our cable and go to the other side of the cable which is a DB25, use a breakout board and see for the voltages, I see nothing. The even pins which are supposed to be connected to each other and to GND are also not connected to each other. I pulled out teh DB25 end of the cable and brought it close to the IDC end to do a direct conitnuity test and this test failed too.
I even foudn another IDC end of a spare QPD cable hanging near 1Y2, but could not find the other end of this cable either.
So moving forward, we have following options:
I tired running for a few hours F2A filter with Q=1 and for maybe 30 min Q=0.3 on MC3 today and that keeps the suspension stable. So I'm going to put in Q=0.3 at FM1, Q=0.7 at FM2, and Q=1 filter on FM3. I am setting the test again for tonight with some modifications. Now the separate set of filters will be tried one by one on the three different optics so that we know the best Q filter for each optic. It is set to trigger at 1 am tonight in tmux sessions f2aMC1Test, f2aMC2Test, f2aMC3Test on rossa. To cancel the test or interrupt, do:
I checked again today by sending excitation at POS and reading back from C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_P and C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_Y. I found that there was some POS->PIT and POS->YAW coupling remaining that I was to remove by same method. New coil gains are:
I am borrowing the fiber illuminator / fiber tester / VisiFault for the OMC lab. It has been stored in the top drawer at the center work bench.
Following configurations were kept today morning:
This test was not successfull as IMC lost lock during the f2A filter trial. However, we do have 1 hour off data when all f2A filters were turned off in between following GPS times:
start gpstime: 1351584077
stop gpstime: 1351587677
After this gpstime, the f2A filters were turned ON for all IMC optics. After about 2000 seconds of no issues, the MC3 suspension suddenly rung up 1 Hz oscillations around 1351590720 gpstime. See attachment one for noise spectra of local damping error signals for MC3 before and after this event. See attachment 2 for time series of this event.
So, after this point, MC3 remained rung up and IMC remained unlocked, so no WFS signals are meaningful after gpstime 1351590720.
I have seen this happening out of nowhere to MC3 today too when PSL shutter was closed and only thing interacting with MC3 was the local damping loop. This suggests that some glitch event happens in MC3 which is not taken well by the f2a filter on it. The ringing goes down as soon as we turn OFF the f2a filter. The other optics show no such signs.
We'll do more tests in future to figure out the issue. For now, MC3 f2a filters are kept off. Maybe we need custom filter for MC3 rather than the design value default filter we are using right now. I'm attaching foton bode plot for MC3 f2a filters for verification that correct filters are in place.
We came in this morning and noted the IMC was grossly misaligned, with MC3 still damped but with >= 100 rms motion in all coil monitors (a lot but not enough to trip the WD)... Turning off the WFS didn't do much so it was obviously an issue with the recent f2A output filters, so we turned all off (though only MC3 had this excess motion). After this we aligned IMC, engaged the lock and turned WFS back on.
There was no elog about f2A beyond this test scheduled to run Friday, I guess the filters were meant to stay on long term?
The new tool box has came in! I have spent serious time organizing these tools and making it look pretty, so please take care of it! A few things I would like to note.
Hope you all like it!
The LO phase lock that was achieved lasts for a short time because as soon as a considerable POS offset is required on AS1, the POS to PIT coupling causes the AS-LO overlap to go away. To fix this, we need to balance the coil outputs of AS1 atleast and add the f2a filters too. To follow similar method as used for IMC optics, we need a sensor for true PIT and YAW motion of AS1. Today, we looked into the possiblity of installing a QPD at BHD output path to use it for AS1, AS4, LO1, LO2, SR2, PR2 and PR3 coil strength tuning. We found a QPD which is mentioned in this elog. We found QPD interface boards setup for old MCT and MC Refl QPDs (dating before 2008). We also found the old IP-POS QPD cable between 1Y2 and BS Oplev table. We took out this cable from BS oplev end upto ITMY opleve table, put on a new DB25 connector on the ribbon cable, and connected it to the QPD on ITMY table. There is still following work to be done:
I'll setup some test of switching between different Q filters in future.
The f2A filters are set to test on IMC optics. The script used is testF2AFilters.py. The script is running on rossa in a tmux session named f2aTest. It will trigger at 1 am, Nov 4th 2022. First the script will turn off all F2A filters on IMC optics, wait for an hour, then it will try out the three F2A filter sets with different Q values, one at a time, for one hour each. So the test should last for roughly 4 hours. The gpstime stamps will be written in a logfile that can be used later to readback noise performance of IMC with different filter. The script has a try-except failsafe to revert things to original state if something fails. To stop the script from triggering or stop it during runtime, do following on rossa:
The simulink webview generation cronjob on megatron was not working, apparently due to a matlab license problem. I switched it to matlab 2019a (the current CDS standard), and added a script to generate medm screens from the webview. This can help with keeping hand-made screens up to date, or be a substitute for hand-made screens if the model is simple.
Balanced MC3 coil strengths using the same method.
Final coil strengths found:
I am currently working on getting the driver reinstalled on Donatella for the sensoray. An issue keeps arising that will not allow me to run "make" successfully in the unzipped driver folder. Will continue to remedy this.
This is why there is no light showing up on the device while plugged in. The computer does see the device, but does not show its model due to the inability for it to communicate without the driver.
Balanced MC2 coil strengths using the same method.
I balanced the face coil strengths of MC1 using following steps:
By the end, I was able to see no actuation on POS when butterfly is driven with 30000 counts amplitude at 13 Hz. I was able to see no PIT or YAW actuation when POS is driven with 10000 counts at 13 Hz.
I used this notebook while doing the above work. It has a couple of functions that could be useful in future while doing similar balancing.
We added a notch filter on ETMY (the actuation point of the YARM control loop) to inject our calibration line at 575.170 Hz. The excitation is injected using the DARM Oscillator, with an exc. gain of ~ 500 (this gets us a decent > 10 SNR line in the ALS Y beat). With the arm cavity locked to the PSL (~150 Hz control bandwidth), and the aux laser locked to the cavity (~10 kHz control bandwidth) the goal of this run is to calibrate our actuator strength and more importantly to budget its uncertainty. For this we have looked at the ALS beat stability using Allan statistics; we noticed the ALS beatnote frequency fluctuations start to become dominated by 1/f (or divergent noise due to systematic drifts in the YARM loop) after 10 seconds (see Attachment #1) (we have managed to see 30 seconds stability with the HEPAs off and without locking to IMC).
Our prediction is that our demodulated calibration lines will display the least residual rms noise when averaging down to around this time. This is the only reason one would use allan statistics; to quantify the separation between statistical and systematic effects in a frequency measurement. To be continued...
I've cleared all old attempts on F2A filters on MC1, MC2, and MC3, and added the default F2A filter described in the last post. I added 3 such sets of filters, with Q=3, 7, and 10. I have turned on Q=3 filter for all IMC optics right now. I'll setup some test of switching between different Q filters in future.
After a quick discussion with Yuta, we figured that the introduction of a finite Q that Peter Fritschel does in this DCC doc T010140 for the poles pair, he should have done the same for the zeros pair as well otherwise there will be a notch at around 1 Hz. So I simply modified the filter design to have same Q for both zero pair and pole pair and got following transfer functions:
For upper coils:
for lower coils:
Attachment 1 shows the new filter design. I tested this filter set on MC1 and the optic kept on going as if nothing changed. That is atleast a good sign. Now next step would be test test if this actually helped in reducing the POS->PIT coupling on MC1, maybe using WFS signals.
The filters were added using this createF2Afilters.py script.
Following discussion in this elog thread (40/6004), I used the design of F2A (force to angle(pitch)) decoupling filter as mentioned in this DCC doc T010140. This document is very useful as it talks about the overall control loops of a suspension, including sensor signal conditioning, damping filter shapes, force to pitch decoupling, pitch to position decoupling, and coil strength balancing. In future, if people are working on suspension characterization and damping, this document is a good resource to read.
The document address this problem with first principle calculation using the geometry of single suspensions. As a first pass, I decided to use the design value of these geometric paramters to create a filter design for upper coils and one for lower coils. The parameters are listed in table 2. I used following:
Using above parameters, we can define the F2A filter for upper coils as:
and for lower coil:
I used the design values as listed in the table above and got the filters as shown in attachment 1 for Q=3 case. I think the Q is higher than what other f2a filters I have seen for example at ETMY, the filters are as shown in attachment 2.
I tried turning on MC1 f2a filters but the watchdog tripped in about 4 minutes. This was the case when WFS were turned off. Another trial also lead to the same result. I tried this on MC2 and MC3 as well, all of them tripped after som time. See attachment 3 to see MC1 tripping on these filters.
I'll now try to use a lower Q filter.
Inspected the lab to see what we can do about the IFO WFS:
Today we again locked the LO phase with BH55 + Audio dithering under a zero-offset MICH
We worked with MICH locked using AS55_Q with an offset = 0. Our BH55_Q_ERR is the same as in the previous elog (in this thread).We reduced the MICH offset from 50 to 0 slowly and kept an eye on the BH55 error signals. We realized that at zero offset, most of the error signal was in BH55_I_ERR (why?) so we rotated it back to BH55_Q_ERR (146 deg --> 56 deg). We then looked at the audio demod angle, and optimized it to allocated the error signal in the I quadrature (-15 deg --> 40 deg).
We close a loop with the above configuration to lock the LO phase using only filters FM5, FM8 and then optionally boost with FM2. The measured UGF ~ 20 Hz similar to the configuration with an offset present; and it seems there is some residual noise at ~ 20 Hz (observed in the residual error signal time trace with ndscope).
Turned HEPA ON this morning at 10:28 local (pacific time) or gpstime = 1350802758. WFS ON right after that. IMC was locked and nominally aligned at this time.
Turned HEPA OFF / Lab Lights OFF / WFS Input Gain switched off for the IMC WFS signal tests.
The IMC is still well aligned.
Clean data from the following time:
2022/10/26 5:24:00 UTC (10/25 22:24 PDT)
2022/10/26 5:24:00 UTC (10/25 22:24 PDT)
thanks, this seems to have recentered well.
It looks like it started to act funny at 0400 UTC on 10/24, so thats 9 PM on Sunday in the 40m. What was happening then?
Today we locked LO phase with BH55 + Audio dithering
We worked with MICH locked using AS55_Q with an offset = 50. Our BH55_Q_ERR is the same as in the previous elog (in this thread). We enabled audio dithering of AS1 to produce 280.54 Hz sidebands (exc gain = 15000). We used ELP80 (elliptic, 4th order lowpass with the second resonant notch at 280.54 Hz) at the BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_I output. This allowed us to generate an error signal to feedback into AS1 POS. Attachment #1 shows a screen capture of this configuration.
We close a loop with the above configuration to lock the LO phase using only filters FM5, FM8 and then optionally boost with FM2. The compromise we had to make because of our phase margin was to achieve UGF ~ 20 Hz (in contrast with ~ 70 Hz used in single bounce). Attachment #2 shows the measured OLTFs for LO_PHASE control using this scheme; the red was the final measured loop, while the blue was our initial reference before increasing the servo gain.
[Yuta, Paco, JC]
This eq potentially tripped ETMY, PR2, PR3, AS1, AS4, SR2, LO1, LO2 suspensions during today's WB meeting. We restored them into normal local damping.
We aligned the arm cavities just to verify things were ok and then moved on to BHD comissioning. No problems spotted so far.
This nicely brought the sensing signal back to ~zero. See attachment
Some basic info:
I pressed the Auto-Z(ero) button for ~ 3 seconds at ~9:55 local (pacific) time on the trillium interface on 1X5.
I aligned today using this scheme. I couldn't seem to get C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM above 13400 by using WFS or manually aligning. The original state before was the following:
C1:SUS-MC1: -0.4672 -0.7714
C1:SUS-MC2: 4.0446 -1.3558
C1:SUS-MC3: -2.0006 1.6001
C1:SUS-MC2: 4.0446 -1.3558
C1:SUS-MC3: -2.0006 1.6001
in looking closer at the IMC WFS performance I notice 2 issues:
Today we calibrated the actuation on BHD suspended optics: LO1, LO2, AS1, AS4.
Actuation transfer functions for these optics look good.
For a reference we locked LO-ITMY single bounce using the LSC MICH loop. The error point was BH55_Q, the whitening filter gain was 45 dB, IQ demod rotation angle = 151.061 deg, the servo gain was -10, and the actuation point was ITMY. The measured UGF for this loop was ~ 150 Hz when FM2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 were all enabled. Note FM8 is an elliptic low pass (600 Hz cutoff).
We then lock the LO phase by feeding back BH55_Q_ERR to the actuation points under test with exactly the same filters but a servo gain of 0.6 but otherwise we are using the same servo filters FM2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 for this controls. The measured UGFs were all near ~ 70 Hz.
Here we had to be careful not to excite mechanical (?) resonances similar to the previously observed "violin" modes in LO1. In particular, we first noticed unsupressed 816 Hz noise in AS1 was being reinjected by the loop sometimes tripping the local damping loops, so we added bandstop filters at the AS1_LSC output filter bank. The resulting loop was then allowed to increase the gain and turn on FM2 and FM3 (boosts). This was also the case in AS4, where 268 Hz and second + third harmonics appeared to be excited by our feedback control. Finally, AS4 also displayed some mechanical excitation at 96.7 Hz, which seemed too low to be a "violin" mode, and its "Q" factor was not as high. We added a bandstop for this as well.
Attachment #1 shows LO_PHASE OLTFs when actuating in the different optics. By taking the actuation ratios (Attachment #2) with respect to our ITMY actuation reference and which had previously been calibrated to be 4.74e-9 / f^2 m / cts, we now have estimated our BHD suspension actuation calibrations to be:
This magnitudes are consistent with the expected coil driver ranges (about a factor of 10 difference).
give us an animated GIF of this cool new tool! - I'm curious what happens if you look at 2 DoF of the same suspension. Also would be cool to apply a bandpass filter before plotting XY, so that you could look for correlations at higher frequencies, not just seismic noise
Using xyplot tool, we tried to see the relationship between C1:HPC-BHDC_DIFF_OUT and C1:HPC-BH55_Q_DEMOD_I_OUT. The two signals, according to our theory, should be 90 degrees out of phase and should form an ellipse on XY plot. But what we saw was basically no correlation between the two.
We are still struggling with locking LO phase in MICH or ITM single bounce with BH55 with audio dither.
Without audio dither, BH55 can be used to lock.
- LO phase locking with ITMX single bounce, using BH55_Q
- BH55_Q configuration: 45 dB whitening gain, with whitening filter on.
- C1:LSC-BH55_PHASE_R=147.621 deg gives most signal in BH55_Q.
- LO phase can be locked using BH55_Q, C1:HPC-LO_PHASE_GAIN=-0.5 (bright fringe for A, dark for B), feeding back to LO1 gives UGF of ~80Hz (funny structure in ~20 Hz region; see Attachment #1)
- LO phase locking with ITMX single bounce, using BHDC_DIFF
- BHDC B/A = 1.57 (gain balanced with C1:HPC-IN_MTRX)
- LO phase can be locked using BHDC_DIFF, C1:HPC-LO_PHASE_GAIN=-0.4 (mid-fringe lock), feeding back to LO1 gives UGF of ~50 Hz (see Attachment #2).
- LO phase locking with MICH locked with AS55_Q, using BH55_Q
- AS55_Q configuration: 24 dB whitening gain, with whitening filter off
- C1:LSC-AS55_PHASE_R=-150 deg gives most signal in AS55_Q
- MICH can be locked using AS55_Q, C1:LSC-MICH_GAIN=-10, C1:LSC-MICH_OFFSET=30 (slightly off from AS dark fringe), feeding back to 0.5*BS gives UGF of ~100Hz (see Attachment #3)
- LO phase can be locked using BH55_Q, C1:HPC-LO_PHASE_GAIN=-0.8 (bright fringe for A, dark for B), feeding back to LO1 gives UGF of ~45Hz (see Attachment #4)
- LO phase locking with MICH locked with AS55_Q, using BHDC_DIFF
- LO phase can be locked using BHDC_DIFF, C1:HPC-LO_PHASE_GAIN=1 (mid-fringe lock), feeding back to LO1. Not a very stable lock.
What does not work:
- LO phase locking using BH55_Q demodulated at LO1 (or AS1) dither frequency, neither in ITMX sigle bounce or MICH locked with/without offset using AS55_Q
- C1:HPC-AS1_POS_OSC_FREQ=142.7 Hz, C1:HPC-AS1_POS_OSC_CLKGAIN=3000, C1:HPC-BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_PHASE=-15 deg, BLP30 is used.
- Attachment #5 shows error signals when LO phase is locked with BH55_Q. BHDC_DIFF and BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_I having some coherence is a good indication, but we cannot lock LO phase with BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_I yet.
- Also, injection at 13.14 Hz with an amplitude of 300 for AS1 can be seen in both BH55_Q and BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_I (26 Hz peak for BHDC_DIFF, as it is quadratic, as expected), which means that BH55_Q_AS1_DEMOD_I is seeing something.
- Check actuation TFs for LO1, LO2, AS1 too see if there are any funny structures at ~ 20 Hz.
- LO phase locking might require at least ~50 Hz of UGF. Use higher audio dither frequency so that we can increase the control bandwidth.
- Check analog filtering situation for BHDC_A and BHDC_B signals (they go minus when fringes are moving fast)
After the amplifier was modified with a capacitor, we continued trying to approach locking LO phase to in quadrature with AS beam. Following is a short summary of the efforts:
We mounted chiara, all front-end machines and switches in rack 1x7; reconnected power, dolphin, onestop and timing cables; and restarted the front-ends. Attachments 1 & 2 show the front and rear of rack 1X7. We are going to continue the clean up work tomorrow.
The ifo is not back up as can be seen in attachment 3. We think the timing issue mentioned earlier is the culprit, but all FEs seem to agree to within a second, so I am not sure. I restarted the models with iop errors other than the timing error, i.e. c1lsc, c1sus, c1ioo and c1iscex. This eliminated most of the errors but the timing error. However, the overflow field on c1lsc is non-zero and the number keeps increasing - indicating a problem with c1lsc? The new status is shown in attachement 4. My understanfin is the a red `TIM` flag in the CDS stateword is not a functional problem, so I guess we are almost there. I did a burt restore on rossa using a snapshot we took earlier today before the shutdown, reset the SUS watchdogs and started the docker services on optimus. Now the IMC is locked.
We are still getting shared memory glitch on c1ioo, see attachment 5.
Note: We left nodus, megatron, optimus and fb1 in rack 1X6 for now.
I measured the sideband frequencies for PMC and IMC lock (to use it for Mariner PMC and IMC design).
PMC: 35.498912(2) MHz
IMC: 29.485038(2) MHz
- Mini-Circuits UFC-6000 was used. The spec sheet says the frequency accuracy in 1-40 MHz is +/- 2 Hz.
- "29.5 MHz OUT" port of 40m Frequency Generation Unit (LIGO-T1000461) was connected to UFC-6000 to measure IMC sideband frequency.
- "LO TO SERVO" port of Crystal Frequency Ref (LIGO-D980353) was connected to UFC-6000 to measure PMC sideband frequency.
- It seems like IMC sideband frequency changed from 29.485 MHz to 29.491 MHz back in 2011 (40m/4621). We are back to 29.485 MHz. I'm not sure what happened after this.
We selected a 102K (1 nF) ceramic capacitor and a 100 uF electrolytic capacitor for the RF amplifier power pins. I soldered the connections and reinstalled the amplifier [Attachments 1, 2].
1) please remember to follow the loading and power up instructions to avoid destroying our low noise RF amplifiers. Its not as easy as powering up any usual device.
2) also, please use the correct decoupling capacitors at the RF amp power pins. Its going to have problems if its powered from a distant supply over a long cable.
Turning WFS loops back on at:
PDT: 2022-10-19 09:48:16.956979 PDT
UTC: 2022-10-19 16:48:16.956979 UTC
WFS loops were running for past 2 hours when I made the overall gain slider zero at:
PDT: 2022-10-18 20:42:53.505256 PDT
UTC: 2022-10-19 03:42:53.505256 UTC
The output values are fixed to a good alignment. IMC transmission is about 14100 counts right now. I'll turn on the loop tomorrow morning. Data from tonight can be used for monitoing open loop noise.
Phase 1 (Clear rack 1X7 of all mounted pieces of equipment)
Phase 2 (Replace the mounting rails and mount all pieces of equipment)
We have added an RF amplifier to the output of BH55. See the MICH signal on BH55 outputs as compared to AS55 output on the attached screenshot.
- Amplify the BH55 RF signal before demodulation to increase the SNR. In order to power an RF amplifier, we need to use a breakout board to divert some power from the DB15 cable currently powering BH55.
Please throw away malfunctioning parts or label them malfunctioning before storing them with other parts. If we have to test each and every part before installation, it will waste too much of our time.
I sketched up a quick drawing with estimated length for the IMC reflected beam. This includes the distances and focal length. Distances are from optic to optic.
I started a GPS timing monitor script, /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/cds/tempusTimingMon/tempusTimingMon.py, which runs inside a docker container on optimus. It accesses the GPS receiver (EndRun Tempus LX) status via pysnmp, and creates the following epics channels with pcaspy:
Attached is a 1-day trend of the above channels, along with the IRIG-B timing offsets from the IOPs. No big timing excursions or slippages were seen yet, although the c1sus IOP (FEC-20) timing seems to be hopping around by one IOP sample time (15 µsec).